June 21, 2009

Show #66: We Sit Down With Tim Hudson

The game 3 loss in Boston.  Should TP, Bobby, or Wren be worried about their jobs?  And our clubhouse interview with Tim Hudson.



55 Responses to “Show #66: We Sit Down With Tim Hudson”

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  1. 26
    Bubdylan Says:

    That Bobby Cox would put Jeff Bennett in for that situation… again… again, after time and time and time again it has spelled disaster….

    …. that he would let this team, on the verge of turning their season around in front of an excited home crowd… with all the hard work of so many on the team on the line in this one moment….

    …. that Bobby would really bring in Jeff Mother Freaking Bennett to crush our little baseball hearts one more time….

    …. it just…. stretches the bounds of my imagination.

    It expands the hermeneutical space around my brain…. it tilts the wondering conscience of the cosmos …

    …. it freaking knocks me out. I can not come to grips with the jagged movements in the mind of this old retarded man. Does he want us to hurt? Is he Satan? Is he really just Satan?

    …. What does he think would happen if we won some of these games? Would we perish? Did his wife say, “okay, I’ll drop the charges, but only if you vow to flush the dreams of every Braves fan down the sh*tter every time they threaten to get bigger than….. a day or two. The dreams must not last more than a day or two. *SQUASH*” (“But, honey, there’s only so much I can do if my GM gives me too much talent…”) “Bobby, you’ll always have the bullpen.”

    …. Do you know what that wad is in Jeff Bennett’s mouth? It isn’t chew. No… it’s my soul. Bobby ripped out my blackened soul and gave it to the demon Jeff Bennett to chew on while he devastates my happy place.

    We did not have to lose to the Yankees tonight. It was completely unnecessary. He just did it….. to freaking hurt us. He hates us. Inside, he hates us….

  2. 27
    Bubdylan Says:

    And Leah, I do not have commitment issues. I just have…. issues.

  3. 28
    Steve Says:

    Bub – glad to see your sabbatical from the team is going well.

  4. 29
    Bubdylan Says:

    Meh…. it’s like quitting smoking…. I do it all the time…

  5. 30
    Steve Says:

    But, yes. To put it much less eloquently – that really, really sucked. This loss tonight has left me so much more aggravated and angry than the Philly’s comeback in game 3 of the season or even the walking in the winning run at CitiField. Tonight WAS going to be the turn around to the season. It was there for the taking. Dammit!

  6. 31
    Scott Says:

    Acosta and Bennett coming in means the Braves has surrendered………

  7. 32
    Hamilton Says:

    This from Bobby last night, as he was taking another huge huff from an aerosol can:
    “We had one bad pitch with an 0-2 count,” Cox said, “and we didn’t cover first — that cost us two runs. Other than that, we played a good game.”

    He went on to say, mid-huff: “I am somewhat aware that 7 of 18 runners Bennett has inherited have scored, and opponents are 9-for-17 (.529) against him with runners in scoring position and two outs. On the other hand, I really hate Braves fans even more than I hate my wife, I just don’t know how to treat them (the fans) like I treat her (my wife). This is the best I could do.”

  8. 33
    BluesMan Says:

    I dunno what to say about last night. All the blind umps must be attracted to Turner Field this year. If KK had not been in that freak accident and stayed in the game, I think things would have turned out differently. But a loss is a loss. I’d like to think and hope that we have enough time left on this homestand that we can turn this season around for the better. We missed our first golden opportunity that’s for sure. I’ll go back and check the names…but there were two (possibly three) guys I found browsing through the Gwinnett Braves’ site, while looking for Bennett’s & Reyes’ replacements (maybe there’s another one to step up if Buddy Carlyle doesn’t get his act together. I’ll go back and check on that and throw those names among everyone here to ponder. I think D-Lowe will get ‘em tonight. Peace everyone & GO BRAVES!

  9. 34
    Steve Says:

    From the obvious file – need a win tonight. I will feel all better if we put on a good showing, get a W and get this victorious series in the books. On the other hand, I’ll be absolutely despondent if it goes the other way. I already plan to watch with my hands covering my eyes for most of the game. This is no way to live.

  10. 35
    Leah Says:

    BUB! We missed you my brothah. Ditto to all the Bennett/Bobby bashing and much hatred for those blasted Yanks. I told all my tweeps and Fb friends to check you guys out so get ready. I hope the website can handle the throngs!

  11. 36
    Anne Says:

    Curt: OUCH to your post (but I was laughing) (and crying) (and laughing).
    Unlike Leah, I have very few friends (not none, like Curt), but I mention atlantabaseballtalk.com all the time to random strangers in elevators, Marta trains, and especially to the migrant workers I pick up regularly at Home Depot. They all claim they’ll check it out.
    Meanwhile, TV and a cold one is ready for the final Yanks game. Tomorrow: Orange Lot Parking and outfield seats (what was I thinking…) @ The Ted. Go, Braves.

  12. 37
    Anne Says:

    Curt: OUCH to your post (but I was laughing) (and crying) (and laughing).
    Unlike Leah, I have very few friends (not none, like Curt), but I mention atlantabaseballtalk.com all the time to random strangers in elevators, Marta trains, and especially to the migrant workers I pick up regularly at Home Depot. They all claim they’ll check it out.
    Meanwhile, TV and a cold one are ready for the final Yanks game. Tomorrow: Orange Lot Parking and outfield seats (what was I thinking…) @ The Ted. Go, Braves.

  13. 38
    Anne Says:

    Crap, well this will be fun for those of you interested enough in finding the bad grammar (in the first one) I tried to haul back. Sorry, folks.

  14. 39
    Steve Says:

    I am disgusted. Just disgusted. SIX errors in the series. SIX. By the way Bub, my wife is convinced that Bennett was frustrated enough to punch a wall NOT because of his play on the field but because of your crack about your soul being that wad in his mouth. That did have to sting a bit.

  15. 40
    Steve Says:

    Leah and Anne – thank you, thank you, thank you for helping to get the word out about the show. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it.

  16. 41
    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve, sloppy defense does so much to take the life out of a team. Give me a light-hitting, great defensive infielder like Kotchman any day of the week. If we had real outfielders, I’d say give me three of ‘em.

    Frenchy’s good play lately disgusts me more than I can say. If he hits well enough to be retained next year…. and if Cox comes back, too… well, I’m not a gamer, but I’m going to invest 99 clams in a PS2 and that’ll be my baseball till those two are gone.

    Hey, look, here comes .059 Blanco to save the day… good grief, he got a hit.

    Now we get .111 Diory in there! Rally time. *face palm*

  17. 42
    Shep Says:

    Gents, Just finished listening to #66. Enjoyed it! I know we are all looking forward to the three game set over the weekend in the A_T_L. I have to say, Jurrjens, Vazquez, Hanson, very good starting pitching from where I sit, especially countering with Becket but then Wake and Penny. The NL takes way the DH, so we are down one of Lowell Youks and Ortiz, should be a great series. I hope the umpiring is better than what you had with the Yanks, seriously atrocious. Have a good weekend and enjoy the games…oh, and NEVER count out Nick Green (and when I say NEVER I mean, never in Fenway in 2009)….

  18. 43
    Shep Says:

    Hi Shep – Glad you liked the show and thanks for leaving a comment. I appreciate your optimism. These last two games have left many of us really grim. I hope you’re right about the Sox series. And if we can steal this one tonight against Beckett … (and so goes my unhealthy cycle again).

    Bub – I’m with you. The defensive issues are not only a demoralizing killer as you say, but have become ONE MORE potentially insurmountable thing to deal with. An anemic offense was one thing – but now the entire left side of the infield (not too mention left field) can’t field the ball cleanly. It really hurts when your veteran leader is one shy of his error total from last year with 90 games to go. And maybe Wren won’t be seduced by Frenchy’s last couple of games and it will only serve to actually get something for him at the trade deadline. I don’t believe that Frenchy has all the sudden figured it out. But will you still doubt him if he puts together a .300 run for the next 3 weeks?

  19. 44
    Steve Says:

    Sorry – somehow I wrote Shep instead of Sheve in comment #43.

  20. 45
    Bubdylan Says:

    It’s okay, Sheve. We knew who you were. :)

    A three week .300 run? I’ll tell you what, if his average against teams over .500 is over .280 for the next three weeks, maybe. This time of year, as teams fall out of it, pitchers don’t always keep their heads in the game. Throwing him three strikes in an at-bat is just foolish.

    I’ll give him this, Steve: he’s taking more pitches. Now, I think it’s almost 100% guesswork, and that he’s not taking them cuz he recognizes them at release point. But something’s better than nothing.

    I’m afraid it’s become a little personal for me now, though. He’s such a whiney little brat who refuses to play the role dictated by his abilities. I just can’t stand the guy. If he does manage to get well, he’s going to demand a bunch of money and then just slump again. He’ll always have huge slumps with that mental approach of his. I want him out of my vision. Like, in Japan would be nice. Or… does North Korea have baseball? Nevermind, they’d bomb us for certain then…

  21. 46
    Steve Says:

    After the Yankees series unfolded like it did, was their any doubt we’d get killed tonight against the Sox? Ughhhhh.

  22. 47
    Bubdylan Says:

    I got called away on an urgent matter and missed tonight’s game. Coming back I flipped on ESPN radio and caught the score.

    Hours of stress reduced to one “pffff…. that figures…”

    It’s a much, much better way to follow the Braves.

  23. 48
    Anne Says:

    There was no doubt, Steve. What’s better than sitting in 85-95 degree outfield weather watching the Sox beat us? David Ross preventing a shut-out in the 9th. (no, not really better)

  24. 49
    Curt Says:

    So Javy Vazquez and Jurrgens won’t make the All Star team after being brilliant all year. A total shame.

    We could not have been more wrong about Vazquez. He deserves better from this team.

  25. 50
    Hamilton Says:

    I totally agree with Curtis. We owe a lot of Braves some apologies (except for Frenchy, Kelly, Yuni, Bennett, and Bobby. And TP. And Wren. And Jo-Jo. And Chuck Dowdle.)

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